Great reasons to move to Southwest New Mexico 1.1

Real Estate Agent with Century21 Drue Self Real Estate

This is stage 1.1 in a multi-stage blog post.

Why Southwest New Mexico?

Las Cruces NM -

Ranked 15th by on its list of  "Boomtowns 2007"

Ranked 9th by on its list of "Top 20 Small Cities for Doing Business." 2007 

Ranked the Number Two Best Small Metro Area for  Business & Careers By Forbes/Milken Institute 2006;

Named by "AARP The Magazine" July 2006 as one the five best U.S. cities to retire;

Named by as one of America's Top 100 Places to Live in 2006;

Named by Money Magazine November 2005 "Top College City to Retire";

Named one of "Top 100 Places to Live" by in 2005;

Named one of the "Best Sports Towns" by Sport Illustrated May 2004;

Named by Inc. Magazine  as one of the  "Top 25 Cities for Doing Business in America" March 2004


The city of Las Cruces has received a good deal of national attention as it has been recognized as on of the best places in the United States to live. Having moved here myself at the begining of January of 2006, I have been very excited to be apart of a growing community that is proving itself to be above the rest, and is striving to be the most desireable place to live. With large events happening at NMSU's Pam Am Center and constantly getting more and more attention, it is rare to have a night where something is not going on. Being the economic hub of southwest New Mexico, we also have a desire to see arts and culture grow in our local community and also in our neighboring town of Mesilla. For more information about southwest New Mexico, please feel free to call me at 505-636-3483 or visit

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